Magicians and their wonderful performances - we all know what they do is just tricks - really smart tricks. We all know each pigeon or rabbit a magician pulls out was expertly hidden somewhere in his coat, or hat or towel etc etc. But, Yesterday night, there was this program about Top 50 magic tricks ever performed on TV, and 3 of the top 10 made me think. They were, 3) The Great Indian Rope Trick - we all know what it is, and all I dont know is how they do it! 2) David Blain's Levitation Trick - Unlike other magicians, he does this in city streets, with little or no preparation - he just floats couple of inches up into the air!! 3) David Copperfield - Flying in the air, all over the stage like Superman. Is there any ranchers in here who knows the secrets behind any of these tricks? [ December 02, 2002: Message edited by: Ashok Krishnan ]
Well, those links say Indian Rop trick a hoax, but I did see this in TV, being performed on some beach in India, and from the crowd what I can make out is, its shot sometime during last 10-15 years. I dont think that was a hoax. Explanation of Levitation is quite convincing, and yeah, it was David Blains own camera crew that was shooting it - so we can not rule out chances of camera tricks etc. Still no explanation for Davil Copperfields tricks!!